Friday, February 8, 2013
Dr. Starr visited Potomac classrooms Thursday.
After a two-hour delay last week canceled visits to several Potomac schools by Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr, we thought he’d never get the chance to hang out with our adorable elementary students. We were wrong. On Thursday Starr made stops in Potomac to the recently re-opened Beverly Farms Elementary School and Bells Mill Elementary School to visit classrooms. “I’m completing last week’s community day today,” Starr tweeted on Thursday. “Gonna get my #kidfix.” During his visits, Starr patrolled the school grounds with Bells Mill 5th graders, counted to 100 with Bells Mill kindergarteners and measured data with the schools 3rd graders, before moving on to Beverly Farms where he worked on friction experiments …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Community members packed the new school building during Friday's open house.
It looked like nearly half of Potomac showed up for the Beverly Farms Elementary School open house Friday evening. Parents, community members, former students and current students packed the school building, winding through halls and peeking into classrooms, for the first unveiling of the new building after nearly two years of construction. What do you like or dislike about the new school building? Add your photos here!
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Check out the new building at a Friday open house.
The new Beverly Farms Elementary School welcomes students, teachers and parents today as students return from an extended winter break to their new school building on Postoak Road. A staple in Potomac since 1967, the Beverly Farms Elementary building was torn down in 2011 to make way for a new building and new technology. After 18 months of construction the new building is ready to welcome classes. "It's fitting that our new year will start in the new building," said Principal Dr. Beth Brown. "Brand new play equipment, new technology and a huge new building: Everything in the classroom is so bright and exciting." Beverly Farms students had Wednesday's school day off to allow teachers and staff to prepare for classes in the new building. …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
This fall, a school will welcome back students, while two others will send them to a holding center.
Back to school time may seem far away, but Potomac residents are already anticipating a change in traffic patterns and community feel once modernized schools open for students or close for construction. After spotlighting the nearly completed Cabin John Middle School, Potomac residents need to be prepared for changes in traffic patterns once students come back to the school come August. Construction began on the school in the summer of 2009 and, since then, students have occupied the Tilden Holding Center. The Tilden Holding Center will now be the home of the Chargers as Herbert Hoover Middle School will occupy it while its school undergoes modernization. Herbert Hoover’s new facility is scheduled to open in August 2013, so Potomac …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
The community says goodbye to Beverly Farms Elementary's "old" school and embraces the new one that will be constructed in the same location.
Beverly Farms Elementary School has been a staple in Potomac since it was built in 1967, but the community is embracing the new school that will soon take its place. On Tuesday evening, community members stopped by the school to say their final goodbyes at the "New Nest, Same Eagles Open House." The school will be torn down and rebuilt over the next 18 months. The addition of technology to the new school is something Principal Dr. Beth Brown said she is looking forward to. The school will have Promethean Boards—which are interactive white boards—as well as ELMO projectors. "It's very exciting that we will have all this new technology that will really help enhance the school," Brown said. While it is sad to see the building go, many …